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Klassic Koalas: A Coloring Book of more than 80 Koalas and Uniquely Australian Creatures

by Joanne Ehrich and Lee Barwood

Klassic Koalas: A Coloring Book of more than 80 Koalas and Uniquely Australian Creatures, by Joanne Ehrich and Lee Barwood; Softbound; 86 pages, 8.5′ x 8.5′; (21.5cm x 21.5cm); October 1, 2009; ISBN-13: 978-1441407269, ISBN-10: 144140726X; Retail $14.99; Juvenile/Activity Books.
For ages 4+ and adults.



This visual celebration of Australia’s magnificent wildlife, with detailed such as the kookaburra, platypus, kangaroo, Tasmanian devil, Tasmanian tiger, cassowary, emu, ostrich, wombat, sugar glider, brushtail possum, desert mouse, dingo, goanna, and frilled lizard—as well as the lesser-known bilby, tamenoir, bandicoot, numbat, betong, quoll, phalanger, and bandy bandy snake.

Attractive illustrations, several of which were also featured in the book Klassic Koalas: Ancient Aboriginal Tales in New Retellings, were designed with any skill level and age in mind. Finished landscapes may serve as an inspiration to unleash the artist within. Line art can be completed with colored pencils, felt-tip markers, oil pastels, crayons, or acrylic and watercolor paint. Skilled illustrators are invited to make practical use by scanning in illustrations for existing projects, collage work, stained glass designs, knitting, quilt and appliqué patterns, or framed wall art.

This menagerie of Australian creatures promises many hours of fun activities, while also teaching us about our amazing planet. A glossary composed by Lee Barwood contains fact-filled descriptions of the animals featured in the book, as well as general, uniquely Australian terms.

Coloring Book Video Trailer (Free to draw online here.)


“With its wide variety of imaginative pictures that allow for children to get a better understanding of Australian wildlife “Klassic Koalas: A Coloring Book of more than 80 Koalas and Uniquely Australian Creatures” is a wonderful display of the peaceful nature of the koala while showcaseing other animals from Down Under. By providing children with a better understanding of what life is like for the Koala in the Australian wilderness children can learn what they do can impact this world. Possibly the most beneficial part of the book for children is the glossary at the end. If they are truly interested in the animals and scenes that they see in the coloring book, the glossary can provide them with information their growing minds need. This coloring book allows for children to have fun and learn at the same time, which is something that both children and parents are looking for.

— Caitlin Hung, Canada



Lu Feng, San Jose, California: “My daughter started coloring in the adorable animal pictures while we were still driving in the car and could not put the book down even after we got home.

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Ray, New Jersey, USA: “Note that my son kissed some of the koala pictures after exclaiming how cute they were.”

Sylvie Van den Bossche, Ghent, Belgium: This book will be enjoyed by kids all over the world. Not only will they have a great time filling in the pictures, but learn about the many different Australian wildlife creatures. The glossary is a great value-add. Many hours of fun are guaranteed!

Justin, NJ, USA: “These animals are so cute! My favorites to color are the koalas, kangaroos, and bats.”


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